The Annual Area Meeting of the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Asia and South Africa (Hanoi 2-4 April 2017)
The Annual Area Meeting of the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Asia and South Africa 2017 was held in Hanoi from 2rd to 4th April. The event was organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam.
The Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad, or ICCA, are founded with the aim to foster the bilateral commercial relations and promote the business of their members, which are entrepreneurs and professionals both from Italy and from the host Country. There are currently 78 Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad in 54 countries under the Association of the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, or “Assocamerestero”. The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, or ICHAM, was officially recognized by the Italian Government as a member of Assocamerestero in 2013.
The annual Area meeting is one of the most important events of the ICCA’s program of activities. This year it is hosted for the first time by ICHAM, with the participaction of representatives from 11 Italian Chambers of Commerce in China, Hong Kong and Macao, India, Japan, Korea, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam.
On 3rd April, the Presidents and Secretaries General of the ICCA had an internal meeting to discuss ongoing and upcoming activities to promote “Made in Italy” around the area. A press conference was also organized on the same day by ICHAM and the Italian Embassy at Casa Italia to introduce the Seminar "Italy - Asia: Doing Business together", a special Business Forum dedicated to the promotion of Italian trade and investments in Asia in general and in Vietnam in particular. The event was held on the following working day at Hotel Melia Hanoi. At the seminar, the speakers shared with the audience information about the market trends and the business opportunities for both Italian and Vietnamese enterprises, offering a valuable networking opportunity for local companies to approach the Italian market as well as other Asian markets through the Italian Chambers of Commerce in the region.
The seminar took place successfully, attracting a large number of participants, including 161 representatives from 110 enterprises, 18 representatives from Provinces, Agencies and Departments of Vietnam. During these two working days, the event also welcomed the presence of 39 journalists from different newspapers and TV channels.
Sincere thanks to all sponsors for the seminar: Ariston Thermo Vietnam, Datalogic Scanning Vietnam, Generali Vietnam Life Insurance, UBI Banca, XUAN AN Fashion & Lifestyle, Dong Duong Building Materials, Vinhomes Serviced Residences, San Ha Foods, Canifa and Ban Me Gold. We surely could not achieve this huge success without your support.
Italian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Cecilia Piccioni at the seminar "Italy - Asia: Doing Business together" at Melia Hanoi Hotel on 4 April, 2017
Director of the Danang Investment Promotion Centre (IPC Danang), Mr. Le Canh Duong